12 days in San Francisco, Modesto & Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park Itinerary

12 days in San Francisco, Modesto & Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park Itinerary

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12 days in San Francisco, Modesto & Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park Itinerary

Start: Rome
Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Modesto
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 7 nights
Fly:  18​h 30​min
End: Rome

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Beer Tastings & Tours and Golden Gate Park. There's still lots to do: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, explore the striking landscape of Presidio of San Francisco, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and make a trip to Lombard Street.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco visit planning tool .

Rome, Italy to San Francisco is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Rome to San Francisco. Traveling from Rome in August, expect San Francisco to be slightly colder, temps between 26°C and 17°C. You'll have a few hours on the 13th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Modesto.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Tours Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Beer Tastings & Tours
Walking tours
Golden Gate Park ©
Golden Gate Park

few
hours
Modesto

Modesto
Modesto, officially the City of Modesto, is the county seat and largest city of Stanislaus County, California, United States. To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Modesto journey planner .

You can drive from San Francisco to Modesto in 2 hours. When traveling from San Francisco in August, plan for warmer days and about the same nights in Modesto: temperatures range from 40°C by day to 20°C at night. You will leave for Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park on the 13th (Thu).

Things to do in Modesto

Parks Wineries Outdoors

7
nights
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park ©
With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
You've now added Generals Hwy to your itinerary. Explore hidden gems such as Giant Forest and General Sherman Tree. When in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, make a side trip to see Project Survival's Cat Haven in Dunlap, approximately 1h 20 min away. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Moro Rock, hike along Panoramic Point, take in the dramatic scenery at Roaring River Falls, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Congress Trail.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip itinerary planning website .

You can drive from Modesto to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 3.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 41°C, and evening lows to 20°C. You'll have a few hours on the 20th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

California, Project Survival's Cat Haven
Highlights from your plan
Giant Forest ©
Giant Forest
Moro Rock ©
Moro Rock
Kings Canyon National Park ©
Kings Canyon National Park

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